Dao with a long curved triangular-shaped blade, concave end, with ridge along the length near the back on one side. Hafted into short wooden handle, bound with plaited fibre covered in resin. The end of the handle on one side is decorated with four rows of four tufts of long red-dyed hair. A paper white disc inscribed `31’ was removed from the object in 2009.

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